Fallopian tubes

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Fallopian tubes

The narrow ducts leading from a woman's ovaries to the uterus. After an egg is released from the ovary during ovulation, fertilization (the union of sperm and egg) normally occurs in the fallopian tubes.
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Q. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again? My sister had a very bad pregnancy where she had lost her first child. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. As it was an ectopic pregnancy, she had an operation where they made a small incision in the fallopian tube and removed the embryo. She was depressed for quite a while as she was looking forward to enjoying her new baby. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again?

A. i think that was an ectopic pregnancy. of course she can get pregnant again, although the past history of tubal pregnancy increases the risk of developing another ectopic pregnancy in the future. but don't worry, all your sister need to is always consult her health and future-pregnancy condition with her ob-gyn specialist.

i believe that what happened to your sister was non-complicated ectopic pregnancy, because the doctor was just doing the minimal invasive surgery in her fallopian tube. it still has the risks of having another ectopic one in her future pregnancy, but with a complete medical check-up and work-up, i'm sure she will just be doing well.

i just wrote a brief note about ectopic pregnancy, in case you want to read that :

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The fallopian tubes are the tubes connecting the ovaries to the womb.
In more challenging hysterectomy cases, such as in lack of uterine prolapse, large fibroid uterus, morbid obesity, and previous tubal ligation, the fallopian tubes can be more difficult to access.
In an interview, he said ectopic pregnancy occured when the embryo (fertilised egg) attached itself somewhere other than the uterus such as in one fallopian tube, abdominal cavity or cervix.
Results: The fallopian tubes of the control group A showed normal histological features, a well-defined tubal wall consisted of three distinct layers.
The new findings also point to the possibility that removing a woman's fallopian tubes, but not her ovaries, may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in those at high risk for disease, including those with genetic changes (mutations) known to increase risk (e.g.
The accumulated evidence thus far suggests that the presence of STIC in 1 or both fallopian tubes does not provide sufficient evidence for tubal origin of advanced-stage HGSC in a given patient.
Your mother's doctor prescribed a radical hysterectomy, a procedure in which the woman's cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed in addition to her uterus.
Radiology departments have long performed diagnostic hysterosalpingograms (HSG) or dye studies of the uterus and fallopian tubes on women, as part of early infertility investigations.
Several years earlier, a patient had undergone a hysterectomy but retained her ovaries and fallopian tubes. She reported recurrent pelvic pain, especially on the left side, to a gynecologic surgeon.
describe some hyphotheses concerning the potential origin of indirect inguinal hernia containing the entire uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. First, the broad ligament of the uterus may be induced to track the uterine and contralateral ovary and Fallopian tube when the ipsilateral ovary and Fallopian tube herniate into hernia sac.
The fallopian tubes were serially sectioned and extensively examined according to SEEFIM protocol.
Kauff, MD, "Our study presents the strongest evidence to date that women with this genetic mutation should at least discuss with their doctors the option of having a hysterectomy along with removal of their ovaries and fallopian tubes."